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Tyrannosaurus Rex: Scales or Feathers? by ThatCoelurosaur Tyrannosaurus Rex: Scales or Feathers? :iconthatcoelurosaur:ThatCoelurosaur 5 4 Paleofail by ThatCoelurosaur Paleofail :iconthatcoelurosaur:ThatCoelurosaur 5 21 Misunderstanding the Past by ThatCoelurosaur Misunderstanding the Past :iconthatcoelurosaur:ThatCoelurosaur 3 0 The Bull by ThatCoelurosaur The Bull :iconthatcoelurosaur:ThatCoelurosaur 5 0 Feeding the Babies by ThatCoelurosaur Feeding the Babies :iconthatcoelurosaur:ThatCoelurosaur 3 3 Trike Stew by ThatCoelurosaur Trike Stew :iconthatcoelurosaur:ThatCoelurosaur 5 5 Smilodon Fatalis by ThatCoelurosaur Smilodon Fatalis :iconthatcoelurosaur:ThatCoelurosaur 6 2 Deinonychus Party by ThatCoelurosaur Deinonychus Party :iconthatcoelurosaur:ThatCoelurosaur 1 0 No Pain, No gain by ThatCoelurosaur No Pain, No gain :iconthatcoelurosaur:ThatCoelurosaur 2 0 Allosaurus Fragilis by ThatCoelurosaur Allosaurus Fragilis :iconthatcoelurosaur:ThatCoelurosaur 3 3 Giganotosaurus Carolini by ThatCoelurosaur Giganotosaurus Carolini :iconthatcoelurosaur:ThatCoelurosaur 4 9 Pigs in a Blanket by ThatCoelurosaur Pigs in a Blanket :iconthatcoelurosaur:ThatCoelurosaur 3 9 Vermilingua Aquatilium by ThatCoelurosaur Vermilingua Aquatilium :iconthatcoelurosaur:ThatCoelurosaur 7 3 Two Worlds, one family by ThatCoelurosaur Two Worlds, one family :iconthatcoelurosaur:ThatCoelurosaur 4 0 T.rex Cuddle Puddle by ThatCoelurosaur T.rex Cuddle Puddle :iconthatcoelurosaur:ThatCoelurosaur 3 18 Kaiju Rex vs Ramarak by ThatCoelurosaur Kaiju Rex vs Ramarak :iconthatcoelurosaur:ThatCoelurosaur 6 2

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Anjanath by PrettyFlacko808 Anjanath :iconprettyflacko808:PrettyFlacko808 2 0 Borophagus secundus by WSnyder Borophagus secundus :iconwsnyder:WSnyder 26 2 What if...(Brother bear) by RFakonWolf What if...(Brother bear) :iconrfakonwolf:RFakonWolf 399 72 Brother Stitch? by Ribera Brother Stitch? :iconribera:Ribera 4,270 493 Disney Brawl - Beast vs Shere Khan -- Beast WINS by NostalgicChills Disney Brawl - Beast vs Shere Khan -- Beast WINS :iconnostalgicchills:NostalgicChills 253 126 Favorite Thing About Raptors by SnowWolpard Favorite Thing About Raptors :iconsnowwolpard:SnowWolpard 20 10 T. rex by SnowWolpard T. rex :iconsnowwolpard:SnowWolpard 20 9 The Ballad of Billy: Page 8 by RickWhitetiger The Ballad of Billy: Page 8 :iconrickwhitetiger:RickWhitetiger 14 16 The obligatory nudist Tyrannosaurus by Kutchicetus-Minimus The obligatory nudist Tyrannosaurus :iconkutchicetus-minimus:Kutchicetus-Minimus 55 27 Papa Noodle Arms by Katkalis Papa Noodle Arms :iconkatkalis:Katkalis 72 48 Too Lonely by Katkalis Too Lonely :iconkatkalis:Katkalis 60 19 A Discussion on Tyrannosaur Integument by Sketchy-raptor A Discussion on Tyrannosaur Integument :iconsketchy-raptor:Sketchy-raptor 138 20 Peloneustes philarchus by Kana-hebi Peloneustes philarchus :iconkana-hebi:Kana-hebi 178 13 Triassic Terror: The Towering Titanopteran by HodariNundu Triassic Terror: The Towering Titanopteran :iconhodarinundu:HodariNundu 139 41 Life of a Tyrant: vulnerability by Durbed Life of a Tyrant: vulnerability :icondurbed:Durbed 85 33 Pachyrhinosaurus by MickeyRayRex Pachyrhinosaurus :iconmickeyrayrex:MickeyRayRex 44 4

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Tyrannosaurus Rex: Scales or Feathers?
If you have all been keeping up to date, you will know that recent skin impressions show scales on certain areas of T.rexes body, however they have been very discounted among the paleontological community, and very little has changed in how we view T.rex. All that these skin imprints show is that T.rex likely only possessed feathers on the dorsum, right? Well Mark Witton threw in his thoughts markwitton-com.blogspot.com/20…. Now, he makes a very convincing arguement on extremely minimal feathers, or just no feathers at all. However, I noticed that he draws many comparisons to large Africa mammals. It should be noted that Tyrannosaurus' environment, Hell Creek, only reached 51-60 degrees, which is not very comparable. However at the same time, tyrannosaurus was huge, larger than any African mammal today, so what does this mean? Well in my opinion, I believe that either scales or feathers are on the table in terms of depiction, as one could argue for either. Maybe both sides can win for a change. Leave your thoughts. Also, I drew this up very quickly with literally no reference, so I'm sure anatomy is all out wack. This was purely to show feather distribution.
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Misunderstanding the Past
As you can tell by the title, I am doing a little series about how fossils from the modern day could be misinterpreted by paleontologists in the far future, inspired by the incredible book "All Yesterday's" 


"Found in the region known as Hell's Embrace were the fragmentary remains of a new flightless bird species known as the Emu. The Emu's head bears a striking resemblance to the much more complete Ostirch, which lived in an equally hot environment. Like the Ostrich, and unlike other birds, the Emu likely lacked any feathers due to it's large size an the need to shed excess heat. Instead, it has been proposed that Emus and Ostriches had thick scales and armor like those of the closely related crocodilians. This armor would be helpful in defending against both predatory threats and harmful UV rays."
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The Bull
In this drawing, I decided to practice my hand in some finer detailing, and found that Thrannosaurs are perfect for doing so. Tyrannosaurs had naked skin, scales, and feathers, meaning that I can practice all three of those textures in the same drawing. I ended up making an old bull Tyrannosaurus, who is very scarred and battered from his years in Hell Creek.

EDIT: This illustration is now heavily outdated
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STOP WHINING ABOUT INACCURACIES IN MOVIES AND VIDEO GAMES!! I cannot get over how much some people complain about paleontological screw-ups in pop culture. For example, recently on the tumblr group, Paleo-Fail, (the Kings/queens of whining) one of their posts was on the dinosaurs in Rodeo Stampede, which are very reminiscent of the JP dinosaurs. All I have to say is this: You guys do realize the concept of this game is having a giant zoo in the sky where you blast yourself from a cannon and ride large, dangerous animals, bring them back to that zoo, and somehow never die despite being beaten, eaten, and bucked around by these animals? Not to mention, there are things like unicorns, tron zebras, yak/skunk hybrids, and xenomorph Tigers. I don't think a JP raptor is really twisting reality compared to just about everything else. All that I'm saying is this, if an inaccurate potrayal of a prehistoric animal is being shown in educational material such as a book or documentary, then yes, that is inexcusable. But when they are presented in situations that already make no sense, completely defy all logic, or overall would never happen in the real world, then I think we can let it slide.

Edit: I did not know that Paleofail was meant to be educational, so that is my bad, but my point still stands for other situations

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Jaren Snodgrass
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Just a 13 year old kid who loves paleontology.
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NRD23456 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the favourites!
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No problem!
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jesusgamarra Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the faves and watch ;P
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No problem m8!
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CMIPalaeo Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Thanks for the watch!
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No problem
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Rahonavis70m Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017
Thanks for the watch!
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ThatCoelurosaur Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome 
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TheDerpasaur Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the watch, nice profile!
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ThatCoelurosaur Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gracias
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